Wednesday, June 30, 2010

start simple

I quickly discovered that my initial training schedule was far too ambitious. How it should be modified remains unclear...

So for the remainder of the week I will be trying the following: keep it simple and keep moving. I will also be trying some new recipes this week. Please refer to the recipe page for more details.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

the beginning

Well tomorrow is the big day - the first official day I start training for the Ironman. Now I think it is important to know that I will be approaching this as a complete novice. I have no experience with this level of training and will basically be stumbling around in the dark which will likely result in some humorous albeit challenging experiences. I will try to update with pictures, tidbits and antidotes as much as possible.

Week one goal:
Hydrate - drink 64 oz of water a day

Day one training will include the following:
18 mile bike ride (I could die before this thing gets off the ground)
30 mins of walking (this ones more realistic)
45 mins of weight training (no biggy)
20 mins stretching (love it!)

Current Stats:
Weight: Not willing to disclose this particular bit of information just yet...
Height: 5'2" (for the record I don't anticipate this one changing)
Total Loss: O lbs
Days to Ironman: